Numbers show upcoming RTX 3050 isn't worth it for mining

ZedRM

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4GB cards are useless for ether mining and they all sell out too. A PS5 can't be used for mining and that sells out. What does that tell you?
That you are missing some of the finer points and some context? Reading comprehension is an area that needs improvement. For example, I said;
A serious and majority impact.
..but I did NOT say the ONLY impact. Cryptocoin mining has been a serious and major contributor to the shortage of GPUs because they have been buying them in bulk directly from the manufacturers. This is evident from the fact the fabs are pumping out GPU chips 24/7 and yet less than half reach the end user market. OEM system builders aren't buying them all up so where are they going?... Hmmm?...
What does that tell you?
You were saying?
 

Avro Arrow

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4GB cards are useless for ether mining and they all sell out too. A PS5 can't be used for mining and that sells out. What does that tell you?
It tells me that since the miners drove the prices of cards up, the actual gamers of limited means are just getting what they can when they can. The problem here is that you're merely speculating with no reason behind it whatsoever. I forged my opinion based on evidence available.

What does this tell you?:
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Red = Radeon price
Green = GeForce price
Yellow = ETHEREUM PRICE

Or maybe knowing that there are literally thousands of Ethereum farms like this one all over the world with thousands of video cards each:
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And on top of that there are thousands of farms with hundreds of cards each and it goes on and on. It is very likely that well over 5 million cards are mining Ethereum at this very moment.

Now, if those millions of cards were suddenly dropped into the wild again, do you really think that there would be a shortage at all? I sure don't. That tells me that if they weren't taken out of the wild in the first place, this shortage wouldn't exist. Therefore, miners are the primary reason that the shortage exists.

Even if I do say so myself, I believe that my logic is sound.